O is for Opera

NaHaiWriMo- Day 15

Growing up, Sunday just wasn’t Sunday, without one of Dad’s operas playing full volume on our hi-fi. While I can’t say I ever became a true opera aficionado, I did learn to enjoy a few of them, most notably Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, and The Pearl Fishers. I even went to see The Pearl Fishers many, many years ago, in San Jose, California, but disappointingly, it was sung in English, instead of the French it was written in! Here’s a performance of my favorite duet from The Pearl Fishers (sung in French!).

rainy Sunday
The Pearl Fishers blaring
from the hi-fi